Copyright Resources

James A. Gibson Library

Copyright Resources

Here you’ll find a range of FAQs, flow-charts and summaries to help simplify and apply copyright at Brock.



Copyright FAQ


Brock’s Fair Dealing Policy


Brock's License with Access Copyright


Brock's Copyright Advisory Group


Workshop Slides and Materials


Sample Permissions Letter - use of material in a course


Sample Permissions Letter - use of material in a thesis



What can I post on Isaak/Sakai? – step-by-step flow chart


What can I post on Isaak/Sakai? – online step-by-step tool


What can I do with articles from Library e-journals? – a simple guide for what can be done with articles from the Library’s e-journals and e-resources.

What can I copy under the Access Copyright licence? – a simple guide for what can be copied under the Access Copyright licence



Text of the Copyright Modernization Act

Relevant Supreme Court Rulings - 

Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Copyright Division

Copyright Board of Canada (includes copyright collective societies)

Creative Commons Canada

CAUT Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material (Canadian Association of University Teachers, February 2013)

Canadian Library Association's Copyright Information Centre

Canadian copyright: a citizen's guide / Laura J. Murray & Samuel E. Trosow. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2013. (KE 2799.2 M87 2013) 

The Copyright pentalogy: how the Supreme Court of Canada shook the foundations of Canadian copyright law / edited by Michael Geist. (Ottawa): University of Ottawa Press, c2013. (KE 2799 C664 2013) Also available through UOP's open access collection



Michael Geist 

Howard Knopf - Excess Copyright

Sam Trosow

Copyright image representing tools and resources for Brock faculty and staff

Use these simple tools and resources to help you apply copyright in your day-to-day work at Brock.

For further information and assistance, visit the contacts page to find out who can help you with your copyright questions.